The Examination was earlier scheduled on 1 August 2021.
In order to ensure social distancing norms, number of cities where examination will be conducted has been increased from 155 to 198. The number of examination centres will also be increased from 3862 centres used in 2020.
To ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols, face mask will be provided to all candidates at the centre. Staggered time slots during entry and exit, contactless registration, proper sanitisation, seating with social distancing etc. will also be ensured. In addition to the common places, all furniture & fixtures, and seats will be sanitized before and after the exams. The examination room/halls will have open windows and fans for proper air circulation.